Vote Smart cultivates a network of advisors who inform and substantiate the organization's work. Our advisors are leading experts in political research and journalism, and are from all across the political spectrum. Together, they review every key vote
selection, every bill summary, and every question presented to candidates through the Political Courage Test to ensure absolute nonpartisanship, relevance, clarity, and accuracy.
Dr. Bob BeattyAssociate Professor of Political Science - Washburn University
Dr. Nathaniel BirkheadAssistant Professor - Kansas State University
Dr. Don Haider-MarkelAssociate Professor of Political Science - University of Kansas
Mr. Mike ShieldsManaging Editor - Kansas Health Institute News Service